Employment Law News and Insights

Coronavirus: Employers Should Plan, Not Panic

Published: Feb 26, 2020
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Coronavirus, whose formal name is COVID-19, has been the subject of much media attention since the first outbreak in Wuhan, China, late last year. Just like recent outbreaks of the swine flu, the avian flu, SARS and the West Nile virus, each new “bug” creates fear surrounding a previously unknown...

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Treble Ahead? SJC Opinion Offers Damages Caution For Massachusetts Employers With Commissioned Employees

Published: Feb 26, 2020
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On February 12, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an opinion with significant implications for Massachusetts employers with commissioned employees. In Parker v. EnerNOC, Inc. (SJC-12703), the SJC held that (1) unpaid commissions lost as a result of retaliation are subject to trebling under the Massachusetts Payment of...

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Lifetime Income Provisions Under the SECURE Act

Published: Feb 12, 2020
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As the U.S. private retirement system has largely shifted away from traditional pensions in favor of a defined contribution plan savings model, a number of policymakers have expressed concerns over whether participants' expectations of retirement security will adequately be met under that model. Among these concerns are whether defined contribution...

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